Rockfill Dams: Cherry Valley Central Core Dam

by H. E. Lloyd,
O. L. Moore,
W. F. Getts,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-24

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper describes the construction of Cherry Valley Dam of the Hetch Hetchy Water Supply of the City and County of San Francisco. Cherry Valley Dam is of the central core rockfill type. The central core is composed of compacted decomposed granite and the rockfill is of freshly quarried granite, placed in lifts of 15 to 30 feet and sluiced. The performance of the embankment during the first two fillings of the reservoir is also described and measurements of the settlements and deflections are given.

Subject Headings: Earthfill dams | Rockfill dams | Rock fills | Infrastructure construction | Water supply | Municipal water | Urban areas | Reservoirs

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